Francis Cardinal George surprised, but praises Pope’s decision

Francis Cardinal George says he was surprised by Pope Benedict XVI’ s decision to resign.

Francis Cardinal George held a news conference this afternoon and says he knows the Pope’s decision was one he knows was not made lightly.

Chicagoans react to resignation of Pope Benedict XVIThe leader of Chicago’s Archdiocese says he has “gratitude” in his heart for the pontiff’s teachings. The Cardinal says those teachings always centered on love and charity, the synthetic elements connecting all of Catholic belief.


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